ArmInfo.Security expert Rachya Arzumanyan, in an interview with ArmInfo, shared his vision of the unofficial election campaign in Artsakh, commented on the background, the possibilities and intentions of candidates for the presidential race scheduled for 2020. He expressed the idea of the need for an alternative candidate. He predicted possible internal and external consequences if the current authorities made mistakes in the election campaign.
ArmInfo. Having made statements about the ownership of Artsakh in Stepanakert, the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan in a certain sense followed the example of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo, expert of the Armenian Institute of International Relations and Security Armen Vardanyan.
ArmInfo.The Russian-Turkish rapprochement is quite justified, given the degree of influence of Ankara in the Middle East. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo, the editor-in-chief of the journal "Russia in Global Affairs", the director for scientific work of the Development and Support Fund of the Valdai International Discussion Club, Fedor Lukyanov.
ArmInfo. A fully formed alliance between Russia and Turkey, moreover, directed against NATO, does not exist. Confirmation - the absence of statements from Ankara on withdrawal from the North Atlantic Alliance. And, of course, the absence of statements on the expulsion of Turkey from Brussels. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo, leading researcher at the Center for Euro-Atlantic Security of the Institute for International Studies at MGIMO, Sergey Markedonov.
ArmInfo. If one of the candidates for the presidency of Artsakh in the upcoming elections in 2020 believes that he enlisted the support of the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, then he is mistaken. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Artsakh Arman Melikyan.
ArmInfo. It is well known that Oganovsky led the Artsakh people in Yerevan on March 1. Head of the United Armenia party Vahan Badasyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
ArmInfo. With his statement of August 5, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan actually invited Azerbaijan to recognize the accession of Karabakh with a "corridor" to Armenia in exchange for the other territories. MP of Azerbaijan's parliament, political scientist Rasim Musabekov expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
ArmInfo. The US desire to cancel assistance to Artsakh has no connection with relations with Armenia. Kiro Manoyan, responsible person of <Hay-Dat> office and political affairs, member of the Bureau of ARF <Dashnaktsutyun> expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
ArmInfo. The early completion of the construction of the North- South highway is of geopolitical importance for Armenia, although, of course, one should not attach secondary importance to the economic effect of this project, which must be implemented very efficiently. Vardan Voskanyan, Head of the Department of Iranian Studies, Yerevan State University, expressed such an opinion to ArmInfo,
ArmInfo.The statements made by the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan on August 5 in Nagorno-Karabakh, are nothing more than another argument in favor of preparing Azerbaijan for a military resolution of the Karabakh conflict, head of the Club of Political Scientists "South Caucasus", (Baku), international expert Ilgar Velizade expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.